Richard Murray, MD

Family Medicine



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Family Medicine

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Primary Location:

Verona Office

271 Grove Avenue

Verona, NJ 07044

Tel: 973.239.2600

Fax: 973.239.0482


Rutgers University, New Jersey


Universidad Guadalajara, Mexico


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Board Certifications:

American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Appointments:

Mountainside Independent Physicians Association, President

Academic Appointments:

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

RWJ St. Barnabas Health, Livingston, NJ

Additional Languages:


Patient Portal

Dr. Richard Murray Eases Patient Experience for Native Spanish Speakers

“As a family physician, you become involved in patients’ lives. It’s not just taking care of their problems; it’s getting to know them as people.”

Medical terminology can sound foreign enough, so when you’re not a native English speaker, it can be challenging to understand your physician’s explanations and instructions. Dr. Richard Murray takes away the stress by speaking to many of his patients in Spanish. “I treat a significant number of Spanish families,” he says. “Most of them don’t speak any English. But even those who speak English are more comfortable when communicating in their native language.”

Dr. Murray had a lifelong desire to be a doctor. “I knew it from the time that I was in grammar school,” he says. When it came time to choose a specialty, he selected family medicine for its diversity and the opportunity to see all different types of health problems. He maintained an independent practice in Verona before merging with Vanguard. “We came together based on the fact that we knew each other’s personalities and styles, and had a common goal to put the patient first,” he says.

“At Vanguard, we have a number of services that allow us to treat our patients in-house,” he says. “We offer full family medical care, pediatrics, gynecology, X-ray and ultrasound facilities on-site, sports medicine, psychiatric services, and diabetes and nutrition consultations. It’s a team approach to health care.”

Dr. Murray most enjoys his interactions with patients. “Getting to know them, and helping them, is what motivates me every day.”

When he’s not working, Dr. Murray enjoys golf. He also is an avid woodworker.


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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

May 27, 2018

I've been seeing Dr. Murray for years and we have a good rapport.

May 16, 2018

Love Dr Murray

May 16, 2018


May 01, 2018

always recommend Vanguard Group

Apr 27, 2018

This is based my experience during access and with the care provider.

Apr 20, 2018

I love *Dr. Murray I trust him completely. He takes the "scary" out of going to the doctors.

Apr 18, 2018

Vanguard Group is my medical go-to place at all times . The addition of Montclair Radiology office is a Great convenience , especially with ortopedic patients ; I wish there was a travel nurse available as some traveling patients need specific medications for diseases common in countries abroad and someone specializing travel medicine would be very helpful.

Apr 14, 2018

Dr. Murray and his staff are great. I would recommend this practice to everyone.

Apr 10, 2018

It was all good

Apr 04, 2018

Regarding my care provider, there should be an "Excellent" Category.

Mar 29, 2018

Overall very good experience

Mar 10, 2018

Dr. Murray is a very good doctor. He is kind, compassionate and really cares about his patients. He takes the time to explain and listen. I have very high regards for Dr. Murray. I thank him for his advice and kindness.

Mar 09, 2018

I was here for a pre-op exam. So there was no treatment, medications, etc.

Mar 06, 2018

Dr Murray was excellent. He addressed all of my questions in a straightforward and comprehensive manner.

Feb 28, 2018

First time seeing Dr. Murray and he was excellent.

Feb 15, 2018

Clearly has years of experience

Feb 08, 2018

no complaints. very happy with the set

Feb 06, 2018

Dr. Murry always explains and sits with you to go over everything

Feb 06, 2018

My Care Provider is top notch.

Feb 02, 2018

Dr. Murray and staff are the best!